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Banana Peel for Warts

Musa sapientum (Banana)

Banana peel is a traditional folk remedy for getting rid of warts. One scientific study suggests that this remedy may be fairly effective, but more evidence is needed before doctors will start recommending it. For most people, however, banana peels are a safe and inexpensive first line of defense against warts.

Using Banana Peel to Get Rid of a Wart


  • Eat a banana. (The potassium in the banana may help your body to ward off warts.)
  • Cut a piece of the banana peel and tape it to the wart, with the inside of the banana peel against the wart, before bed. Change the banana peel daily.

Why It Works

Some sources regard warts as a sign of a potassium deficiency, and claim that warts cannot tolerate exposure to potassium. Bananas are high in potassium. Eating a banana and applying the peel to the wart gives the wart exposure to potassium from within and from without.


Bananas are generally considered safe; there are no side effects associated with eating bananas or applying the peel to your skin. Some people have a banana allergy; banana allergies are most common in people who are allergic to tree pollen or to latex.

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